A dad was arrested as police spotted a 10-year-old daughter driving her drunk dad around the neighborhood.
According to CBS News, a 10-year-old child was spotted behind the wheel of the family SUV over the weekend and Dad’s been arrested. Police say she was driving from his lap while he was drunk. Police caught up with the Toyota 4Runner after a woman called police with the surprising sight. The witness claims when she called the authorities, “I reported she was between a 9 and an 11-year-old.” The lady also states that the car nearly hit her. She went on to tell reporters that she was pleased that she called the peculiar case to the police, “I’m glad I called it in. It’s a good thing that no one got seriously hurt.”
According to witness accounts, the 10-year-old daughter driving her drunk dad down streets taking and corners in her own neighborhood did not realize the severity of the situation or the sense the trouble she was putting herself and others in. According to one witness, the expression on the child’s face indicated that she was having fun and treated the situation as an activity, “She was smiling. It was pretty erratic. She swerved into my lane and then overcompensated to swerve to the side of the road and ended up pretty much parked on the side of the road.”
The incident occurred at 10:45 on a Saturday morning, where the child was allegedly driving on her drunk fathers lap. Once authorities caught up with the vehicle, Elk Grove police officers checked the father, Kenneth Grau, for impairment and had to take him down to the ground to cuff him when he resisted arrest. The girl was then taken to a family member to be looked after as her father faces the potential charges of resisting arrest and endangering a minor.
10-Year-Old Daughter Driving Her Drunk Dad Around Town.